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Things to Think About: Tis nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so

Things to Think About

By Pepper de Callier

Tis nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”  Shakespeare. Hamlet Act II, Scene II. 

To me, the simplicity, subtleness, and clarity of Shakespeare are nothing short of awesome.  Here, Hamlet is so eloquently describing the power of perspective to Rosencrantz.  Time and time again we “listen” to words of wisdom, but rarely do we “hear” them.  If one were to incorporate Shakespeare’s words into their daily lives, think of the impact it would have on feelings of tolerance, on empathic reasoning, and on the power of perspective.  Try it with just one thing today.  Try questioning your initial response to something and to view it in another perspective.

Good luck on your journey.

Till next time…

About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at